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The LEP encompasses the county of Worcestershire.
The Worcestershire LEP's vision is of a strong, well-balanced and intelligent partnership which identifies and co-ordinates the delivery of key economic priorities, which are recognised by business and public sector. The central objective is:
To create the right environment to encourage investment from new and existing businesses; to foster own success, build on its small number of large industries, develop new industries from medium-sized companies with global promise and help them grow.
Its priorities are to:
• Deliver the strategic employment sites and related infrastructure (services, highways access utilities etc) needed to secure sustainable economic growth and a low-carbon economy
• Ensure there is the right support for business start up, business growth, business retention – focussing on meeting the needs of our strategic businesses, ‘high growth’ SMEs and the social enterprise sector
• Deliver the right infrastructure for business, including improved high speed broadband availability, improving access from the M5 to the Malvern Hills Science Park and QinetiQ, improving the by-pass leading to the Hereford and Bromyard roads to Herefordshire and creating better access for our strategic businesses and their supply chains in the north of the county to the motorway network through improvements to east-west links and the A449
• Invest in the skills of the workforce ensuring that provision is responsive to business needs, and relevant to future growth and business opportunities